Welcome to Pickaway County 4-H 2020! Through 4-H, youth learn leadership, citizenship, life skills, and more! Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age AND grade as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is age 5 and enrolled in Kindergarten. Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in 3rd grade. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level. Membership requires enrollment in an authorized Ohio 4-H club or group under the direction of an OSU Extension professional or an approved adult volunteer. A youth's 4-H eligibility ends December 31 the year he or she turns 19. The expectations for 4-H membership are a balance among 4-H project work, involvement in the 4-H club, participation in 4-H activities and events, and working towards improving one's personal growth.

In 2019, there were 36 active 4-H Clubs in Pickaway County with 870 members. Almost 1,000 children participated in 4-H school enrichment programs in their local schools.

Youth can join 4-H at any time of the year but must be enrolled by February 1 in order to participate in the current year’s Fair. Most clubs re-organize each year in November.

Find a club near you! Call our office at 740-474-7534 and we will help you find a club in your area.

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The 4-H Emblem

The 4-H emblem is a highly valued mark within our country's history. As such, it was granted a very unique status; it is in a category similar to the Presidental Seal and the Olympic Emblem. It is protected by the federal government and is under the responsibility of the Secretary of Agriculture. The "18 USC 707" marking that appears along the right lower leaf is coding that protects the use of the clover.

The 4-H Colors

  • Green is nature's most common color and represents youth, life and growth
  • White symbolizes purity and high ideals.

The 4-H Motto: "To Make the Best Better"

The 4-H motto refers to each member. It means that each member will do the "best" that he/she possibly can in whatever is attempted. The member will then strive to improve the next time, so his or her initial "Best" becomes "Better." The 4-H motto encourages members to stretch their abilities and capacities to reach greater achievement, within their own potential.

The 4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head for Clearer Thinking, my Heart for Greater Loyalty, my Hands for Larger Service, my Health for Better Living, for my Club, my Community, my Country and my World.